In case you missed it, 2009 Topps Triple Threads is now live and singles are all over eBay. For some reason, this is one product that has as many haters as it has fans. As someone who has a good number of Triple Threads from 2007, I can see why the negativity is there.
For starters, stickers on a high-end product is confusing. I love the fact that Topps Company worked extra hard to bring on-card autographs to Topps & Bowman Chrome, Allen & Ginter & Heritage but if I’m going to pay close to $200 dollars for a box with just a handful of cards, at least make the autographs on-card.
One thing I would love to see Topps do is move away from the bright & very loud stickers they use for baseball and move to the more subtle ones we saw in 2009 Topps Chrome Football and T-51 Murad Basketball. I’m to the point that I understand stickers are a necessity but in this case clear labels would have looked much better.
Another thing I don’t like is that despite the fact that my only Triple Threads cards are from 2007, the 2009 release looks almost identical, especially when it comes to the base cards. I really wish Topps would have spiced up the base cards and changed “look” of the product this year.
Aside from that, I think Triple Threads is one of the most fun breaks to watch. I almost busted a box in 2007 but the only card shop in my area was asking $280 dollars for one box. It’s the same shop that had 2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot for close to $200 dollars.
Sometime next week I will break my first-ever box of Triple Threads, as Topps has sent out a sample box to review. To prevent any “shenanigans”, I will break the box on video like I have done for the recent Panini breaks. I’m hoping for a little “MOJO” but like every high-end product, there’s always a chance for a major disaster.
What do you guys think of 2009 Topps Triple Threads so far?